I installed a SataIII drive on an Asus M4A88TD-V Evo board with win XPsp2 OS. Since I only have Xp service pack 1 on cd the install of the drive on the new board failed (xp setup did not work although I had the new drive -as the board manufacturer suggests- on Sata5/6 in IDE mode) and I detoured by installing the drive first on the old machine, installing the raid driver during setup, updating xp to service pack two and then moving the drive to the new board/machine updating the drivers for the board (what a pain) During boot up, I see a message saying: searching for devices: no device found if that means anything. Now XP boots fine with the velociraptor in IDE mode on SATA connectors 5/6 but poops out in AHCI mode or in IDE mode on Sata connectors 1-4 . My questions are: is there a fix without re-installing the whole caboodle and b) if I run the 100000 rpm drive in IDE, am I loosing speed or just the hotswap capabilities? PS: Two days later, I am running win 7 but still have issues. Thank you!